Zoe Leonard: Survey –
Whitney Museum of American Art
A well-established contributor to Whitney’s overall collection, New York native Zoe Leonard delivers once again with Survey. A mixed presentation of photography, sculpture and art installations, she covers various topics ranging from photography history to urban environment, conveying a variety of additional themes in-between. Zoe specifically attempts to let the viewer re-evaluate their perspective on everyday objects, her subject matter often rearranging the perspective and repetition of everyday scenes and objects. Survey is on view for this month, with guided tours offered by the museum staff around the art space.
Huma Bhabha: We Come in Peace – The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Over the past several months, the Met has been commissioning various artists to do pieces for their rooftop garden space. A Pakistani-born artist, Huma Bhabha is the sixth sculptor that’s up to bat in the lineup, delivering with an impressive display of two imposing and distressed figures. Each has their own unique characteristics, conveying several messages of interaction and political statements. We Come in Peace is a stunning work of abstract sculpture with well-defined details on each piece. This exhibit runs till October and includes an accompanying booklet.
Yto Barrada: How to Do Nothing with Nobody All Alone by Yourself – Pace Gallery
With such a captivating title, Yto Barrada’s exhibit contains a variety of work in different mediums. Ranging from framed illustrations, sculptures, photography and even video, a visitor will have a wide variety of subjects to enjoy during these exhibits. Peers describe Yto’s work “disruptive and pushing against traditional limits.” With origins from North Africa, Yto carries her background into her art, inspiration clearly showing in her illustrated and often minimalistic prints in particular. This current event runs till the middle of the month, spanning across three entire floors. Rest assured there’s plenty to look at.